tarcaryen:

destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman

charlie-carmichael:

              Love the booty   

          Grab the booty

         Hold the booty 

      Desire the booty

    Fight for the booty

                 Bite the booty

                         Touch the booty

                                  Care for the booty                                

                                       Worship the booty

                                         Squeeze the booty

                                        Believe in the booty

                                      Embrace the booty

                                   Respect the booty

                            Protect the booty

                        Spank the booty

                           Hug the booty                

chuladaa:

You live in El Paso and don’t know what a chuca is?
Ok, I am aware that not everybody will know what a chuco or pachuco is, but if you’re native from El Paso or Ciudad Juarez you should know. A pachuco was a… um, trend? No, no it wasn’t a trend it was a subculture that started in this two border cities. Oh… so that’s why a lot of chicanos call El Paso el Chucho! More like the subculture got it’s name from the city’s nickname. “Vamos pa’ El Chuco” pa’ el chuco- pachuco. Get it? This isn’t for sure of course, there a lot of speculation for the origin of the term.
It started in El Paso in the 1930’s and later on moved up to California, especially in Los Angeles, and you may know that is one of cities with the largest Mexican population in the United States. Along with other cultural trends it lead to the bigger activist movement; the Chicano Movement. Pachucos were often seen in zoot suits, they were also called zooters. These were very oversized pants and coats. You may not be familiar with the comedian Tin Tan that grew up in Ciudad Juarez, but he and his vestment embodied the pachuco culture.

(Look at the hat!)
The clothes were inspired by the 1020’s Chicago gangsters. Chucos were often associated with gangs, although most of them were not related to any illicit activities and the clothes were more about the trend and for dancing. It would have been very hard to dance to the music emerging form swing and bebop of the 1940’s in thigh pants.
Now about the chucas. This girls were badass ok? They broke a lot of the social rules of those times. Imagine a girl wearing loose pants like their male counterparts. During those times a respectable woman’s place was home, but pachucas often appeared in public with their boyfriends. Yeah, stay home flipping tortillas? No, thanks. The problem was that while girls should’ve been at home they were out there with “gangs” or cholos that were constantly harassed by the authorities. (Search for the Zoot Suit Riots.) I’ve seen that it is becoming more evident the influence of this trend in today’s clothing with the oversized pants, dark lipstick, and I can’t help to find more and more appeling the silhouette.  Like I said the clothing trend was inspired by the 1920’s gangsters and as you know fashion trends tend to surface back over and over again.
Back then…
Now  look at this girl’s fashion!

chuladaa:

You live in El Paso and don’t know what a chuca is?

Ok, I am aware that not everybody will know what a chuco or pachuco is, but if you’re native from El Paso or Ciudad Juarez you should know. A pachuco was a… um, trend? No, no it wasn’t a trend it was a subculture that started in this two border cities. Oh… so that’s why a lot of chicanos call El Paso el Chucho! More like the subculture got it’s name from the city’s nickname. “Vamos pa’ El Chuco” pa’ el chuco- pachuco. Get it? This isn’t for sure of course, there a lot of speculation for the origin of the term.

It started in El Paso in the 1930’s and later on moved up to California, especially in Los Angeles, and you may know that is one of cities with the largest Mexican population in the United States. Along with other cultural trends it lead to the bigger activist movement; the Chicano Movement. Pachucos were often seen in zoot suits, they were also called zooters. These were very oversized pants and coats. You may not be familiar with the comedian Tin Tan that grew up in Ciudad Juarez, but he and his vestment embodied the pachuco culture.

German Valdéz

(Look at the hat!)

The clothes were inspired by the 1020’s Chicago gangsters. Chucos were often associated with gangs, although most of them were not related to any illicit activities and the clothes were more about the trend and for dancing. It would have been very hard to dance to the music emerging form swing and bebop of the 1940’s in thigh pants.

Now about the chucas. This girls were badass ok? They broke a lot of the social rules of those times. Imagine a girl wearing loose pants like their male counterparts. During those times a respectable woman’s place was home, but pachucas often appeared in public with their boyfriends. Yeah, stay home flipping tortillas? No, thanks. The problem was that while girls should’ve been at home they were out there with “gangs” or cholos that were constantly harassed by the authorities. (Search for the Zoot Suit Riots.) I’ve seen that it is becoming more evident the influence of this trend in today’s clothing with the oversized pants, dark lipstick, and I can’t help to find more and more appeling the silhouette.  Like I said the clothing trend was inspired by the 1920’s gangsters and as you know fashion trends tend to surface back over and over again.

Back then…
nice dress suit

Now  look at this girl’s fashion!
cute shoes

prayistrash:

I went to the Indian food store today with my mom and I stumbled upon these, among a dozen other skin whitening products marketed towards both men and women. I’ve always known Fair and Lovely is a thing but Fair and Teens, a skin whitening product targeted specifically at young girls, makes me so so sad. That image alone comparing the before and after images of skin tone is so sickening to me and only perpetuates the shadism desi people experience every day in an effort to look as white as possible because apparently the only way to be beautiful is to be white. It just makes me so angry that products like this exist and that they’re indirectly responsible for a lot of young brown girls internalized hatred for their skin and their race. Speaking as someone that’s been there, please don’t fall into this trap. Your skin is beautiful no matter how dark or light it is.
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prayistrash:

I went to the Indian food store today with my mom and I stumbled upon these, among a dozen other skin whitening products marketed towards both men and women. I’ve always known Fair and Lovely is a thing but Fair and Teens, a skin whitening product targeted specifically at young girls, makes me so so sad. That image alone comparing the before and after images of skin tone is so sickening to me and only perpetuates the shadism desi people experience every day in an effort to look as white as possible because apparently the only way to be beautiful is to be white. It just makes me so angry that products like this exist and that they’re indirectly responsible for a lot of young brown girls internalized hatred for their skin and their race. Speaking as someone that’s been there, please don’t fall into this trap. Your skin is beautiful no matter how dark or light it is.
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prayistrash:

I went to the Indian food store today with my mom and I stumbled upon these, among a dozen other skin whitening products marketed towards both men and women. I’ve always known Fair and Lovely is a thing but Fair and Teens, a skin whitening product targeted specifically at young girls, makes me so so sad. That image alone comparing the before and after images of skin tone is so sickening to me and only perpetuates the shadism desi people experience every day in an effort to look as white as possible because apparently the only way to be beautiful is to be white. It just makes me so angry that products like this exist and that they’re indirectly responsible for a lot of young brown girls internalized hatred for their skin and their race. Speaking as someone that’s been there, please don’t fall into this trap. Your skin is beautiful no matter how dark or light it is.